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TagsPurple Haze (1), rock essays (1), music obsessive (1), top 100 songs (1), rock era (1), sword in the stone (1), rock music (1), children's book (1), King Arthur (1) — see all tags

MediaBook (3), Paper Book (3)

About meWhitaker, the founder of Toolbox Training (, entered the child care profession in 1987. He oversaw programs for preschool through middle-school age kids and conducted hundreds of workshops for adults working with children. He served on the Missouri School-Age Care Coalition and Missouri Accreditation state boards as well as the Parents As Teachers Family Network board. He taught for the School-Age Care degree program at Concordia University in St. Paul, MN. He has a Masters in Education with a focus on Creative Arts in Learning and a Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communication.

He also shares his passion for music via which is devoted to the collection, consolidation, and promotion of music history and best-of lists. His Facebook page ( has followers in 40 countries and his blog ( has had more than 130,000 hits. He also pens a music-themed column, "Aural Fixation," for

While most of his writing is non-fiction, he has also penned a children's novel, 'Otter and Arthur and the Sword in the Stone.' The book relays the events which lead up to Arthur becoming king - with the help of a mouse nicknamed Otter.

He lives in the Kansas City area with his wife and their two sons.

About my libraryBooks published by Dave Whitaker:

- Otter and Arthur and the Sword in the Stone
- The Top 100 Songs of the Rock Era, 1954-1999
- No One Needs 21 Versions of “Purple Haze”…And Other Essays from a Musical Obesessive
- After-School Transitions: The Ready, Set, Go! Guide to Strategies That Work
- Multiple Intelligences & After-School Environments: Keeping All Children in Mind
- Games, Games, Games: Creating Hundreds of Group Games & Sports
- 100 Art Activities for Kids
- 100 Cooking Activities for Kids
- 100 Drama Activities for Kids
- 100 Game Activities for Kids
- 100 Music Activities for Kids
- 100 Science Activities for Kids
- Ages & Stages: Understanding Child Development
- Jazz Up Staff Training & Meetings
- Kids Do the Darndest Things…And Then Dad Posts It on Facebook



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Real nameDave Whitaker

LocationKansas City, MO

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Account typepublic, free

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Member sinceOct 2, 2012

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